Opera & Musical Theatre

Opera and Musical Theatre Studies at Nebraska

Opera & Musical Theatre share a mission to educate graduate and undergraduate students in the art of music theatre by providing high-quality training and meaningful performance experience. Season auditions are open to all voice students at all levels of interest. Performers range from freshman music education majors working toward jobs in the public schools to graduate performance majors committed to an operatic career. The program aims to give every qualified student as much on-stage experience as their time and energy will allow. In this way, UNL can serve as both a training ground for the serious voice student and as an avocational cultural experience for those learners seeking a more general education.

News

UPCOMING: Friends of Opera Scholarship Competition

Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 1:30 pm
Westbrook 119

 2019-2020  Opera and Musical Theatre Season

Michael John LaChiusa's                The Highest Yellow

Performances in Kimball Recital Hall:
Friday, February 21, 2020- 7:30pm
Sunday, February 23, 2020-7:30pm

Pre-performance talks in Westbrook 119: 6:45pm

UNL Opera Scenes 

Performance in Westbrook 130: 
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 5:00pm 

Glenn Korff School of Music

Music Theatre Showcase:              The Lusty Month of May

Performance in Westbrook 119: 
Friday, May 1, 2020- 7:30pm 

 Glenn Korff School of Music

Upcoming Student Voice Recitals Spring 2020

Hayley ShoemakerMezzo-Soprano  &  Kiya Fife, Mezzo-Soprano
Doctoral Duet Recital

Time & Date TBA 
Venue TBA

Patrick McNally, Baritone
Doctoral Recital

Time & Date TBA 
Venue TBA

Sam Thomas, Soprano
Junior Recital

Sunday, March 8 - 5:30 pm
Westbrook 119

Matthew Carter, Baritone
Senior Recital

Sunday, March 15 - 7:30 pm
Westbrook 119

Connor Husa, Tenor
Senior Recital

Saturday, May 2 - 5:30 pm
Westbrook 119

Ryan Wortmann, Tenor
Junior Recital

Friday, April 3 - 7:30 pm
Westbrook 119

Ryan Savage, Tenor
Senior Recital

Sunday, April 26 - 1:30 pm
Westbrook 119

Elaina Matthews, Soprano
Masters Recital

Sunday, April 5 - 5:30 pm
Kimball Recital Hall

Karin Berg, Soprano
Junior Recital

Friday, April 3 - 5:30 pm 
Westbrook 119

Trent Poley, Tenor
Degree Recital

Time & Date TBA 
Venue TBA

Cooper Creal, Tenor
Degree Recital

Time & Date TBA 
Venue TBA

Maurice Garrett, Tenor
Degree Recital

Time & Date TBA 
Venue TBA

Emma Thomas, Soprano
Junior Recital

Sunday, April 26 - 3:30 pm 
Westbrook 119

Anne Fuelberth, Mezzo-Soprano
Degree Recital

Time & Date TBA 
Venue TBA

Alison Gillespie, Soprano
Senior Recital

Saturday, April 25 - 3:30 pm
Westbrook 119

Aliya Spale, Mezzo-Soprano
Senior Recital

Friday, April 17 - 5:00 pm
Westbrook 119

Staged Performance Opportunities

Opportunities for vocal students in the Glenn Korff School of Music include:

  • Mainstage Productions
  • Secondary Stage Productions
  • Opera Workshop Productions
  • Staged Readings of New Works
  • Musical Theatre Revues
  • Operas Scenes
  • Musical Theatre Showcases
  • Senior Capstone/Honors Productions
  • Community Outreach Events

UNL has eight performance venues housed in the fine arts' buildings on UNL's city campus. The Lied Center for the Performing Arts, the Johnny Carson School of Theatre Film and the Glenn Korff School of Music––all include staged productions on their seasons.